Understanding Comes from experience

With deep insight and a commitment to your wealth preservation needs first and foremost, we nurture successful, trusted relationships you can count on today and well into the future.

Mark Axelowitz, CIMA®

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Portfolio Management Program Financial Advisor
Portfolio Manager
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)
212-821-7260
mark.axelowitz@ubs.com

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It takes a dedicated advisor with deep Private Wealth experience to help deliver the kind of exceptional service and insights that ultra-high net worth families and institutions require. For more than 30 years, Mark has been building lasting relationships with a wide-array of clients, both domestic and international, and works with many of the most successful Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and, increasingly, key players in the entertainment industry.

As a young man, Mark endured the impact on his family when his father lost their entire savings in the stock market. The experience cemented his commitment to helping others navigate their investments and formed the cornerstone of his investment philosophy of diversification and asset allocation. As his team's portfolio manager, he oversees investment strategy, vets ideas and tracks his clients' allocations. Perhaps even more importantly, Mark promotes his well-being mantra by overseeing the team's dedication to clients' total financial health through their comprehensive planning process.

Mark began his career in the financial services industry in 1987 after leaving a successful management role at Northern Telecom. Even though he didn't yet know anyone in the industry, his determination and love of the business put him on the path to success as a financial advisor.

Outside the office, Mark has a unique 'hobby', as he describes it: "Other's play golf, I produce and act in movies." A member of the Screen Actors Guild, he has performed in a number of films, including two featuring Robert DeNiro. Mark has served as executive producer on "The Yellow Birds", "The Comedian" and "Burn Your Maps".

Mark brings together his two passions, philanthropy and Transcendental Meditation, as a national board member of the David Lynch Foundation. He serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Harbor, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of underprivileged children and has been a dedicated supporter of the Robin Hood Foundation for the past 25 years.  Mark is also a member of The Economic Club of New York. He and his wife of nearly 30 years live in New York City and have three children.

Industry recognition

  • Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in the United States,  2013
  • Registered Rep magazine, Top Ten Outstanding Brokers of the Year, 2005
  • Recipient of the UBS Pinnacle Club’s 2018 Aspire Award

Education and certification

  • Certified Investment Management AnalystTM (CIMA®) certification, Wharton School of Business
  • B.A. degree, Hofstra University
  • FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, 3 securities licenses,  as well as Life and Health Insurance licenses 


Registered States:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, WA, WI


Todd Kauffmann

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
212-821-7261
todd.kauffmann@ubs.com

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Todd has been in the wealth management industry for over 25 years. 

Todd concentrates on providing clients with investment advice, including estate planning strategies, asset allocation, portfolio construction and manager selection. He is responsible for integrating clients' risk tolerance, needs, goals and investment experience with UBS research to fulfill clients' investment objectives.

Todd specifically works with Family Office clients to better understand their overall situation and to coordinate all of the resources at UBS to provide and implement a comprehensive multi asset class investment portfolios. The comprehensive plans incorporate financial planning, lending, tax & estate planning strategies and philanthropy into the overall investment strategy.


Registered States:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TX, WA, WI


Joy Christian

Authorized Officer
Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
212-821-7262
joy.christian@ubs.com

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Joy has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. In his main role, Joy assists in creating customized asset management strategies providing fundamental/technical analysis, while trading across various security platforms. 

Joy takes pride in his ability to put advanced concepts to work and to effectively communicate these concepts to clients. He makes an effort to simplify the investment and planning process by learning the clients’ goals and values. 

Joy earned a MBA in Management from St. Peter's University, is fluent in Gujarati and resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.


Registered States:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TX, WA, WI


Mallory Pacelli

Client Service Associate
212-821-7263
mallory.pacelli@ubs.com


Registered States:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, WA, WI


Michael DaSilva

Authorized Officer
Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
212-821-7264
michael.dasilva@ubs.com

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Michael has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He handles all operational responsibilities for our clients including trading across asset classes, account opening for individuals and complex structures, online account features and all banking services. 

Michael has an exceptional combination of professional experience and a broad knowledge of financial planning - these characteristics facilitate the group’s ability to provide high quality service. Over the years, Michael has focused on client education and specializes in creating customized financial plans for our clients. 

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University and currently resides in New Jersey with his wife.


Registered States:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TX, WA, WI